Employees spruce up Girl Scout camp

By Wendy Ladd

Moonjumpers does it again, making a big difference in a day for its annual Community Day event with nearly 100 employees from National Grid and PSEG Long Island sprucing up Girl Scout camp Sobaco in Yaphank getting it ready for the busy summer season.

Employees were led by Bob Benson, Manager of Contractor Oversight, National Grid and President of Moonjumpers, doing landscaping, carpentry, painting, staining, and even brought in a backhoe to clear vegetation from areas of the 43-acre camp in Suffolk County.

For years, the Moonjumpers, a charitable foundation have donated their time and money to help local organizations. National Grid has been a proud corporate sponsor of the group’s annual Community Day, in which Moonjumpers show up in force to clean and repair the facilities of a worthy organization.

“The Moonjumpers board members that represent our two wonderful utilities allow for an avenue where previously separated co-workers can volunteer their time and spend the day together helping improve lives,” said Bob Benson, Moonjumpers president and a National Grid employee. “It’s a great stewardship opportunity going beyond the pipes and wires.”

In addition to making the physical improvements to the camp, the Moonjumpers are also providing the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County with a grant to send ten children from families in financial need to attend a week long summer camp at Camp Sobaco.

“We are so thrilled to have partnered with the Moonjumpers for a community service day at Camp Sobaco,” said Yvonne Grant, President and CEO of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. “The volunteers did such a wonderful job beautifying our camp that will be enjoyed by all Girl Scouts in Suffolk County. We are truly grateful for all they have done.”

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